State Department
Dec 2018

“At worst, career employees in the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton…”

Sep 2018

Politically dicey, but with a purpose

“Actively undermining U.S. policy as a former Secretary of State is literally unheard of.”

Who leaked the Venezuela coup story, and why?

Jazz Shaw Sep 09, 2018 9:31 AM

Or perhaps more to the point, why now?

Arizona Democrat to ICE agents: “You will not be safe”

Karen Townsend Sep 01, 2018 10:01 AM

Fake news

Aug 2018

“I’m going to blow the whistle on all of it.”

Cautious optimism

Jul 2018
May 2018

Pompeo: State Dept open for business, baby

Ed Morrissey May 15, 2018 2:01 PM


Apr 2018

“I cooperated.”

Mar 2018


“This team has proven itself incapable of managing the State Department.”

“We do not know why the U.S. government decided to emit this alert.”

Symbolic sanctions and cautious openings.

Feb 2018

“I did not expect them to be shared with anyone in the U.S. government.”

Jan 2018

Say, where are all the ambassadors, anyway?

Ed Morrissey Jan 30, 2018 10:01 AM


Nov 2017

Less than meets the eye

Oct 2017

“This movement is textbook populism, full of magical thinking.”

“This decision was not taken lightly …”

“I have never considered leaving this post.”

US to 15 Cuban diplomats: Get out

Ed Morrissey Oct 03, 2017 12:01 PM


Sep 2017
Aug 2017

Everything old is new again

Jul 2017
Jun 2017

“it has not taken serious steps to end its own complicity in trafficking, including forced laborers from North Korea.”

May 2017
Apr 2017

“the initial letter submitted by the State Department was too soft…”

Mar 2017

“Because I know people who didn’t start in 2009.”

Too Big Bird to fail?

A Tenth Amendment case? When’s the last time you saw that work?

“Mad Dog’s personnel choices are his and not what we are told are in his opinion political hacks from the Trump team…”

Feb 2017

“This was Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else.”

Help wanted for the worst job in Washington?

Ed Morrissey Feb 09, 2017 10:41 AM

We should care more about the backlog of openings at State.

Jan 2017

“…on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly”

Forget the new broom… it’s an ax